South Africa is as varied in its landscapes as it is diverse in its people, really earning the nickname of the “rainbow nation”. You can go from lively cities like Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg to the wilderness of the Kruger National Park. Within a relatively short drive, you can go from the rich wine regions of the Western Cape to the barren wastes of the Kalahari Desert.

The history of human and animal kind is on full display right across the country, especially around the parks and some of the country roads. Don’t miss out on the chance to stand on the boundary between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, too, on the Cape of Good Hope.

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